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    Sale 5954

    Russian Art

    11 June 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 74

    A RUSSIAN SILVER-GILT AND CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL CIGARETTE CASE

    MARK OF THE 11TH ARTEL, MOSCOW, 1908/17, ALSO BEARING LATER SOVIET MARKS

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    A RUSSIAN SILVER-GILT AND CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL CIGARETTE CASE
    MARK OF THE 11TH ARTEL, MOSCOW, 1908/17, ALSO BEARING LATER SOVIET MARKS
    The sides decorated with polychrome enamel flowers and scrolling foliage, the centre with a band of foliate and geometric patterns; also another example with an indistinct mark below an Imperial Warrant on one side of the interior and on the other an indistinct (workmaster's?) mark of S? (Cyrillic), Moscow, 1893, with repetitive geometric design in dark blue, turquoise and red around a central boss centered by a stylized flower-head, both with cabochon push-button thumbpieces
    4¼ in. (10.8 cm.) and 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) long (2)


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